ON HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL DAY MON. OCT 31 (HALLOWEEN), AT HJEIGHT OF NODAPL VIOLENCE, WAS HE MAKING A HUGE SCORE OF CRYSTAL METH AT STANDING ROCK TO TAKE BACK TO MA AND MAINE?
Recent college graduate accused of killing 4 in Groton described as kind musician
"I just can’t make sense of any of it," said the band director where Orion Krause went to high school.
BOSTON (AP) — A recent college graduate accused of killing his mother, grandparents and a caregiver was described Monday as a good friend and talented jazz musician who showed no signs that he was troubled.
Orion Krause, who was charged in the slayings, was ordered Monday to be sent to Bridgewater State Hospital pending a competency hearing. After the killings Friday, a neighbor said the 22-year-old Oberlin College graduate from Rockport, Maine, showed up naked and muddy at his home in Groton, a town about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Boston, and said he ‘‘just murdered four people.’’
A longtime friend of Krause’s said he was shocked, calling him a great student and phenomenal musician who was well-liked by everyone. Wolfgang Boegel said he played basketball with Krause just two weeks ago and everything seemed normal.
Krause’s attorney didn’t immediately respond to a phone message left Monday.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan told reporters that 60-year-old Elizabeth Krause, 85-year-old Elizabeth Lackey, 89-year-old Frank Lackey III and 68-year-old Bertha Mae Parker appeared to have died of blunt force trauma.